Enzamide is an effective anti-cancer medicine that contains Enzalutamide 40 mg as an active ingredient. This medicine comes in capsule form and its each pack contains 56 capsules. Enzamide is a prescription drug and it should be taken according to the doctor’s proper instructions.
When is Enzamide 40 mg Capsule prescribed ?
Enzamide (Enzalutamide) is a nonsteroidal antiandrogen (NSAA) which is used for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (MCRPC).
How Does Enzamide (Enzalutamide) Capsule Work ?
Most prostate cancer needs a supply of male hormones to grow. These hormones are called androgens. Testosterone is one of the main hormones and is produced by the testes and the adrenal glands.
Enzalutamide works by stopping the role of androgen, such as testosterone. It does this by blocking the androgen receptors on the surface of prostate cancer cells. Since the hormone can not be attached to the receptor, the cancer cells can’t grow, wherever they are in the body..
What are the adverse effects of Enzamide 40 mg Capsules ?
Side effects are unwanted effects of a medicine. Enzamide may cause some serious, life-threatening side-effects. Side effects can range from mild to severe and the risk of getting those varies from person to person. The following are some of the side effects that may occur from those medicines that contain Enzalutamide
Common Side Effects of Enzamide Capsule : Body aches or pain ; Dry throat ; Dizziness ; Cough with mucus ; Trouble sleeping ; Feeling weak or tired ; Diarrhea ; Cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat ; Ear congestion ; Hoarseness ; Bone pain etc.
Serious Side Effects of Enzamide Capsule : Chest pain ; Difficulty with breathing ; Loss of bladder or bowel control ; Painful or difficult urination ; Slow or fast heartbeat ; Pounding in the ears ; Unusual weight gain or loss ; Changes in blood pressure ; Seizures etc.
This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. In addition to its intended effect, Enzalutamide 40 mg capsules may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately.
What are the safety measures of Enzamide 40 mg ?
Before Taking Enzamide cancer medicine, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated with it.
Follow the following prescription medicine precautions :
|Enzamide may be harmful for your baby during pregnancy. Take proper medical help in case you are pregnant, may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future.|
|This medicine is not indicated for use in women. It is not known if Enzamide is excreted in human milk. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from Enzamide a decision should be made to either discontinue nursing, or discontinue the drug taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.|
|Your health care professional can check blood tests to regularly monitor your liver and kidney function, while you are taking Enzamide . It is also important to check your levels of blood cells and other substances in the blood.|
|Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Enzamide , any other medications, or any of the ingredients in Enzamide medicine. This medication is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Enzamide .|
|If you take Enzamide, you must stop drinking alcohol. This is one of the ways to prevent this disease from getting worse. If you are dependent on alcohol and want to stop drinking, your doctor can recommend a therapy that’s tailored for your needs.|
|If you use other prescription drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of this cancer medicine may change. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that your pharmacist can help you prevent or manage drug interactions.|
|Missing a dose of Enzamide can upset your treatment plan. If you do miss one of your doses, take it as soon as you remember, unless it’s almost time to take your next dose. In this case, you should just skip the missed dose. Don’t take a double dose to “make up” for the one you missed. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.|
|Do not take Enzamide the use by (expiry) date printed on the pack. Do not take it if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.|
|During your treatment with Enzamide , it is very important for your doctor to know about your medical history if you have Kidney problems, hepatitis, liver problems, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), triglycerides, diabetes or other health problems.|
What are the storage instructions for Enzamide ?
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
- Store intact vials at room temperature of 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F). Reconstituted solution and infusion solution are stable for 24 hours when refrigerated at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F).
- When you aren’t injecting, store Enzamide Pre-filled syringes in a place that’s protected from light.
- Make sure to always keep your medicine in an area of your home that is out of the reach of children and pets.
- Do not use Enzamide if the liquid in the vial looks discolored or cloudy, or if the liquid has lumps, flakes, or particles.
- Do not freeze Enzamide.
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The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.